Two charged with attacking paramedics on South Loop Red Line platform

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Robert Adams and Cherise Finley | Chicago Police Department

A couple attacked paramedics who had come to their aid on the Harrison Street Red Line platform over the weekend, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.

Robert Adams, 42 punched two paramedics Sunday night, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said.

Adams also allegedly spit in the face of one the emergency personnel who was trying to treat his 21-year-old girlfriend Cherise Finley in the 600 block of South State.

Finley, who appeared to be intoxicated, also punched a paramedic, Antonietti said. Additionally, she scratched a responder, police said.

The victims suffered redness and swelling in their faces, Antonietti said

They were treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

The paramedics were responding to a domestic disturbance involving Adams and Finley, Antonietti said.

The pair ran off following the assault but were arrested about three blocks away, police said.

Adams, of the 2700 block of West Harrison, and Cherise Finley, of the 1400 block of South Canal, were charged with aggravated battery.

Judge James Brown ordered Finley held in lieu of $75,000 bail. Adams was held in lieu of $90,000 bail.

Adams has a previous aggravated criminal sexual assault conviction, Antonietti said.

Contributing: Rummana Hussain

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